Today I show you how to ripen kiwi. Some methods are faster than others, but all of them are just as effective in achieving our purpose. Depending on the rush you are in when consuming them, you must choose between one way or another to do it.
First of all, tell you that the idea is to eat this fruit when it is at its optimum point of ripeness. However, this is not always possible. Getting this fruit to its ideal point of ripeness is much easier than it may seem.
If you like this fruit and want to learn more about it, I encourage you to read the properties of kiwi are many and varied. As a curiosity, I will tell you that 100 grams of this fruit a day covers 150% of the recommendations for an adult of vitamin c.
How to ripen kiwi?
Step 1: Buy kiwi fruits from the store or farmer’s market, wash off the dirt and dry with a towel.
Step 2: Put them in a fruit basket to ripen faster, do not pile the kiwi up.
Step 3: Keep in a dark and cool room or put in a paper bag, this will restrict air circulation and slow down the ripening process.
Step 4: Let them sit out for 2 to 3 days (time may vary).
Step 5: The kiwi should be ready when they are light green or light brown depending on your preference. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Ripen kiwi overnight
Step 1: The first step is very similar to how you would normally ripen them, wash the dirt off and dry with a towel.
Step 2: Put them in a paper bag or put the kiwi fruits together in a fruit basket. The purpose of this step is to restrict air circulation, slow down the ripening process.
Step 3: Put them in a dark and cool room or simply put the paper bag on your kitchen counter away from direct sunlight. Leave them overnight, the kiwi should be ready by morning.
Different ways to ripen kiwis
The simplest and most natural way to ripen kiwis at home is to keep them at room temperature. This process can vary in time depending on the ambient temperature and the ripening point of the kiwis, although more or less they will finish maturing in 7-15 days.
Another way to speed up the ripening process is by placing the kiwis in a plastic bag along with some ripe fruit (bananas, pears, apples, etc …). The ripe fruit expels ethylene gas and this substance accelerates the ripening process of the kiwis, so in 2-3 days, we will have them ready to eat.
Finally, we can wrap our kiwis in a paper bag or newspaper. Covering the fruit with paper, we seek to increase its temperature, so maturing with this process can take between 7-10 days.